This time next week I will be on my honeymoon with my husband in PARIS. Holy smokes, guys. I. CAN’T. EVEN. I have spent the past 5 months seriously preparing for my first international trip and I’m sharing what I’m taking on that long-haul flight today!
We booked our flights in January and I started researching what I should take with me on my first international trip! Of course, I wanted to take ALL THE THINGS, so I had to narrow it down. Here are 10 things I knew I absolutely had to take!
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Carry-On Tote Bag – I’m obsessed with this bag! It will also go over your luggage handle so you don’t have to carry it separately.
DSLR Camera Backpack – Gotta keep the camera safe!!
Headphone Splitters – In case Hubby and I want to watch a movie together on the flight.
Packing Cubes – Although these could be a bit sturdier, these are going to work perfect for our trip.
RFID Passport Cover – I have Rose Gold and Hubby has the dark brown leather one.
Memory Foam Neck Pillow – Because flamingos.
Clear Toiletries Bag – I was using a clear quart bag for my toiletries but the dang thing kept ripping and these come in a set of two. Don’t mind if I do!!
Essential Black Leggings – These are the most comfortable leggings I’ve ever had in my life! They are soft and light – perfect for the plane or on the go!
I also bought liquid bandaids because I always seem to get blisters from shoes when I travel, even if they are broken in.
If you are going to Paris like me, you should check out this Eyewitness Travel Paris guide. It is FULL of details on attractions and also has a handy Paris map inside! Eyewitness is one of our favorite types of travel guides because of how they group information together inside.
Loving this post? I made a carry-on packing list for international trips I’d love to share with you today!
Research & Apps
Another thing did to prepare for this trip was I researched basic information on French customs. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone there!
I also downloaded Google Translate on my iPhone so that I can figure out menu items and signs that are only in French. I made sure that I downloaded the French library too since my phone only will work inside the hotel with WiFi.
Hubby has an international phone plan that only turns on when he is overseas, so we will use his phone for any Ubering, searching, texting, and calling we need to do! All he had to do was call our carrier to set it up – easy peasy! (We have Verizon.)